John D. Hutchinson is President of Trez Capital Texas and the founding partner of Trez Capital Texas with Trez Capital Group of Canada. From 1996 through 2009, Mr. Hutchinson was President of the Dallas Division of The Ryland Group, Inc., a major developer, builder and marketer of residential housing in the United States. In 1994 and 1995, Mr. Hutchinson served as President of Perry Homes, Inc., a regional builder with offices in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. Earlier, Mr. Hutchinson was Vice President and General Counsel of Hillwood Development Corporation, a Dallas, Texas based mixed-use real estate development firm controlled by the Perot family. From 1978 to 1992, Mr. Hutchinson was engaged in the full time practice of law in the Hughes & Luce, LLP law firm in Dallas, which subsequently merged into the national law firm of K&L Gates, LLP, and today is the Dykema Law Firm.
During his nearly 14 years as President of Ryland’s Dallas division, Mr. Hutchinson was chief executive for the operations of the division and oversaw the construction of more than 11,000 homes and the development of more than 5,000 residential lots. At various times the Dallas division had over 200 employees and produced revenues of over $175,000,000 annually.